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CTDOT Breaks Ground on Putnam Bridge Trail Connections Between Wethersfield and Glastonbury

New parking lots and paved trails will connect Wethersfield and Glastonbury across Connecticut River

(Newington, Conn.) - Today, the Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) and state and local officials officially broke ground on the Putnam Bridge Trail Connections between Wethersfield and Glastonbury across the Connecticut River. 

CTDOT Commissioner Joe Giulietti was joined by Wethersfield Mayor Michael Rell, State Sen. Matt Lesser, State Sen. Steve Cassano, State Rep. Jill Barry, State Rep. Jason Doucette, State Rep. Amy Morrin Bello, State Rep. Kerry Wood, members of Bike Walk Connecticut, and other local stakeholders to put shovels in the ground for this much-anticipated project.  

When completed in the fall of 2023, the Putnam Bridge Trail Connections Project will provide non-motorized access across the Connecticut River by linking the shared used path on the Putnam Bridge to Great Meadow Road in Wethersfield and Naubuc Avenue in Glastonbury. Sidewalks will also be installed on both sides of Naubuc Avenue. Additional connections will be made to the Goodwin College trails in East Hartford.  

“Finishing the current gaps to the bridge allows the public to choose an active mode of transportation and safely cross the river. When completed, residents and visitors can enjoy the businesses and recreational activities on both sides of the river,” said CTDOT Commissioner Joe Giulietti. “The Putnam Bridge brings vehicles over the Connecticut River between Wethersfield and Glastonbury, and by the end of next year, it will also be accessible to pedestrians and cyclists. This is a great project that connects communities and helps keep pedestrians and bicyclists safe.” 

Construction costs for this project are approximately $8.2 million and are 100 percent state funded. During construction, there may be overnight lane closures on Route 3. Motorists should slow down, keep a safe distance, stay alert, obey traffic signs, and use extreme caution in work zones.

10 people stand in a row with shovels in hand to ceremonially "break ground". The Putnam Bridge is in the background.


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